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JSC @ SC20

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year's SC is taking place as a virtual conference and exhibition for the first time. JSC, together with its partners ParTec and the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA), will present its numerous activities in a brand new virtual booth. The key topic of the booth is the concept of the "Modular Supercomputing Architecture" (MSA). This year's highlight will be the recently installed JUWELS Booster module. This module, with its 75 PFLOP/s peak performance, is based on NVIDIA's A100 graphics cards and helps JUWELS to become the fastest supercomputer in Europe. Co-design partner ParTec will present its expertise in the HPC domain and its key contribution to the modular software stack. The topic of MSA will be complemented by the DEEP projects, which will also be presented at the booth.

Another focus will be on the computing infrastructures in which JSC plays a significant role: the Juelich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum Computing (JUNIQ), offering access to different quantum devices, and two infrastructures driven by the Human Brain Project − the EBRAINS research infrastructure and the Fenix infrastructure.

Within JARA, the activities and services in the Center for Simulation and Data Science (CSD) will be highlighted and videos about the developments of, and contributions to, HPC tools shown.

In addition, JSC will demonstrate HPC tools developed in-house such as LLview, SIONlib, JUBE, and Scalasca, while also presenting its support infrastructure. The focus of applications this year will again be the Earth system and climate sciences with Pilot Lab Exascale Earth System Modelling.

As part of the conference programme, JSC employees will co-organise the "ProTools 2020: Workshop on Programming and Performance Visualization Tools", give presentations in the "Practical Hybrid Parallel Application Performance Engineering" tutorial, present talks, and participate in special interest group sessions and panel discussions. For detailed information, please visit https://fz-juelich.de/ias/jsc/sc20.

Contact: Dr. Florian Janetzko, f.janetzko@fz-juelich.de

from JSC News No. 276, 31 October 2020